ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renew Sanitation Partnership

ADBI News Release | 24 October 2023

Tokyo, Japan – ADBI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have signed a 3-year partnership renewal to support further enhancing urban sanitation and promote public health and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific, through 2026.

First launched in 2017, the ADBI-BMGF partnership has championed regional sanitation breakthroughs to increase access to inclusive and safe sanitation services, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals. The grant provided by the BMGF will finance joint training efforts to help government officials and development partners promote investment in accessible, affordable, and contamination-free citywide inclusive sanitation services.

Planned programs include coordination with the Administrative Staff College of India, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Toyo University, Japan Sanitation Consortium, Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation, and many more.

In collaboration with the BMGF and partners, ADBI is committed to continuing to provide evidence-based information and leadership capacity-building crucial for scaling quality sanitation across Asian Development Bank developing member countries.